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The Hand-Carved Creche and Other Christmas Stories
The Hand-Carved Creche and Other Christmas Stories
Author: James Kilgo
ISBN-13: 9781892514233
ISBN-10: 1892514230
Publication Date: 7/28/2006
Pages: 109
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Publisher: Hill Street Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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In this book, acclaimed novelist and nature essayist James Kilgo--the consummate Southern storyteller--offers his memories of four Christmas promises kept, including his earliest World War II-era recollecitons. Enhanced with wood block print illustrations, Kilgo's moving account reflects upon family traditions, the innocence of childhood and its loss, the unspoken love and support within a family, and above all the meaning of the nativity in Bethlehem. Kilgo has a clean, direct style that is lyrical without becoming sentimental, reminds me of Hemingway.